Rams LB Chamberlain out 6 to 8 weeks with turf toe

ST. LOUIS -- Rams linebacker Chris Chamberlain will be sidelined six to eight weeks with turf toe on his left foot, an injury that left him wearing a cast.

Chamberlain, one of the team's top special-teams players, was hurt during the first half of Sunday's season-opening 17-13 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo said Monday that Chamberlain, who already has seen a foot specialist, might be placed on season-ending injured reserve.

"They call it turf toe -- it's a little bit more than that," Spagnuolo said. "We've got a decision to make there."

Cornerback Kevin Dockery has a "significant" left-hamstring strain and might not play next week at Oakland, Spagnuolo said. Rookie tight end Michael Hoomanawanui has a high left ankle sprain that could sideline him a while.

Wide receiver Laurent Robinson was in a walking cast on his right leg after aggravating an ankle injury, although Spagnuolo said the MRI looked "pretty normal." Robinson caught a touchdown pass on the final play of the first half to tie the score, 10-10.

Running back Steven Jackson underwent an MRI exam on an inflamed right knee, but Spagnuolo believed the veteran would be fine.

Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press

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